Miriam Fried and Friends

Miriam Fried, Violin
Don Weilerstein, Violin
Atar Arad, Viola
Paul Biss, Viola
Frans Helmerson, Cello
John O’Conor, Piano

Martin Theatre
Saturday, June 25, 2011
3:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
4:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$50/30 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket and dining package $60

About The Artist

A fascinating trio of compositions: Beethoven did his own arrangement for piano quartet of the Opus 16 quintet. Originally composed for piano and four winds and published the same year as his first two piano concertos, the work creates a feeling not unlike a piano concerto. Shostakovich’s second piano trio (he never allowed the first to be published in his lifetime) is a rhythmically incisive memorial to his lifelong friend Ivan Sollertinsky, a critic and musicologist. Though not Brahms’s final composition, his Op. 111 Quintet was planned by the composer as a valedictory summary of his style and aesthetic, ranging from intimate chamber sonorities to almost-symphonic effusions.

Program Notes

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16A
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
Brahms: Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

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